Katana: Hizen Kuni Ju Musashi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering Number: 23706

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Hizen Kuni Ju Musashi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro 肥前国住武蔵大掾藤原忠広
Kan’ei 2 nen 8 gatsu kichijitsu 寛永二年八月吉日

Shinto: Saijyo Saku, Saijyo O-Wazamono, Hizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.

Habaki: Gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade length: 70.8 cm (27.9 in)
Curvature: 1.8 cm (0.7in)
Mekugi hole: 1.
Width at base: 3.1 cm (1.2 in)
Width at the point: 2.1 cm (0.8 in)
Thickness of rim (Kasane): 0.8 cm (0.3 in)
Sword weight: 770 grams.

Era: the early Edo period, August, Kan’ei 8 (1625)
Shape:wide and thick blade with deep curve and long kissaki.
Jigane: Konukahada, dense koitame hada with mokume
Hamon: Niedeki suguha with deep nioikuchi, with Niju-ba( doubled hamon), kinsuji and sunagashi. Boshi is pointy.
This sword was made by Tadayoshi the 1st generation when he was 54 years old.
Tadahiro is the name he changed after he received the title of Musashi Daijyo.
Tadayoshi is known as a master craftsman of shinto , along with Kunihiro of Kyoto.
There are many generations in the Tadayoshi family, and he is called “Goji (5 characters) Tadayoshi ” because he initially inscribed his name as “Hizen Koku Tadayoshi, 肥前国忠吉”.

From Aoi-Art:
This sword has only one mekugi hole, and the condition is excellent.
The hamon with many changes like Nizyu-ba(doubled hamon), Sunagashi and Kinsuji is very attractive.
The polishing applied to this blade is also excellent and brings out the charm of the sword well.
The beauty of jigane is considered to be the highlight of Hizen swords, and it is said that the unique jigane was created because of the monopoly of imported iron under the patronage of the Nabeshima clan.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Price:3,000,000 JPY-.

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